Student loan debt


In cost-cutting, FedLoan student loan call center in Chester closing next year

Chester call center will close in 2020, and Lower Allen Township will shut by the end of this year.

In cost-cutting, FedLoan student loan call center in Chester closing next year

Chester call center will close in 2020, and Lower Allen Township will shut by the end of this year.

High costs and empty dorm rooms make Pa.’s public colleges look like the Rust Belt of higher education

Lack of financial support from Pa. helps make its state-supported schools among the nation’s priciest and helps explain why student debt here is also near the top nationally.

High costs and empty dorm rooms make Pa.’s public colleges look like the Rust Belt of higher education

Lack of financial support from Pa. helps make its state-supported schools among the nation’s priciest and helps explain why student debt here is also near the top nationally.

Navient share price pops on earnings

Navient’s stock has also been under pressure in recent years from an overhang of federal and state lawsuits against the Wilmington, Del.-based student loan servicer.

Navient share price pops on earnings

Navient’s stock has also been under pressure in recent years from an overhang of federal and state lawsuits against the Wilmington, Del.-based student loan servicer.
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Student debt: Philadelphia councilman proposes $1,500 a year in tax credit for recent graduates

Philly residents who graduated within the past five years and owe at least $35,000 in college loans, would be eligible for the tax credit being proposed by Councilman David Oh. A public hearing is scheduled on Tuesday at City Hall.

How these Philly adults manage college debt of up to $229,000 | Debt Valley

More than 40 million Americans hold $1.6 trillion in student debt. Here are the stories of 4 Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents who are paying off graduate school loans.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to host Philly meeting on student debt crisis

The event is open to the public, and will include an open forum for parents, students and others affected by college debt.

Navient appoints two new board members after battle with activist hedge fund Canyon Capital

Navient's tense shareholder meeting took place Thursday, June 6, at headquarters in Wilmington, Del.

Navient, your student loan servicer, is under pressure from an activist hedge fund. Is that good or bad for borrowers?

Navient's CEO said the hedge fund's approach would mean lower loan servicing quality, more delinquencies and defaults, and more intense regulatory scrutiny. Of course that was before both sides reached an agreement.

These students borrowed $35K plus for an unaccredited program that closed. Years later, their debts remain

The Philadelphia-area women are among hundreds of thousands of Americans who attended for-profit schools that closed or agreed to settle government investigations for high-pressure sales tactics, unaccredited programs, poor instruction, and forcing students to take courses they didn’t need.

Start-ups Leif, PeopleJoy say they help college grads tackle student loans

Philly natives run these two start-ups, one for income-sharing agreements, the other to deal with your loan servicers.

Is FedLoan, America’s giant student loan servicer, running out of money?

The new CEO of PHEAA, Pennsylvania's student loan servicer, wants to start lending directly for college again, and can borrow $50 million in municipal bonds to do so. Meanwhile the agency's finances are in jeopardy; it may stop paying into the state's tuition grant program.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

Why isn’t Philly mad about student loan crisis? This Temple professor wants to change that.

After she moved to Philadelphia two years ago to teach at Temple, Sara Goldrick-Rab was struck by the fact the few in the city were talking about the "epidemic" student loan crisis.

The largest Pa. for-profit school’s closure left 1,510 students without diplomas. Now the AG wants answers. | Debt Valley

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has opened an investigation into the for-profit Brightwood Career Institute, which has closed its five Pennsylvania campuses with 1,500 students.

Young, battling cancer, and drowning in student loan debt

A new bill in Congress would help young cancer patients defer interest on student loans, but its chance of passing appear remote.